York Research Chairs

 

 

 

The Lassonde School of Engineering currently has four Tier I and two Tier II York Research Chairs (YRC):

  • Tier I YRC in Human and Computer Vision
  • Tier I YRC in Computational Vision
  • Tier I YRC in Advanced Robotics and Mechatronics
  • Tier I YRC in Space Technology
  • Tier II YRC in Stereoscopic Vision and Depth Perception
  • Tier II YRC in Planetary Science

 

Scroll down to read more about their respective research activities and biographies.

 

 

 

 

 

Tier I YRC in Human and Computer Vision

Dr. James Elder

Dr. James Elder is a Tier I York Research Chair in Human and Computer Vision. Dr. Elder is a member of the Centre for Vision Research, and a Professor in Lassonde School of Engineering’s Department of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science and the Department of Psychology at York University. He is also appointed as a joint Lassonde School of Engineering and Faculty of Health Tier I Chair. Dr. Elder’s research focus includes the development of novel computer vision algorithms and machine vision systems through investigation of visual processing in biological systems.

Learn more here: http://www.elderlab.yorku.ca/

 

Tier I YRC in Computational Vision

Dr. Richard Wildes

Dr. Richard Wildes is a Tier I York Research Chair in Computational Vision. Dr. Wildes is an Associate Director of the Vision: Science to Applications (VISTA) program, a member of the Centre for Vision Research and an Associate Professor in the Department of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science at the Lassonde School of Engineering. His research interests include computer vision, video understanding, machine vision applications, and artificial intelligence.

Learn more here: http://vision.eecs.yorku.ca/main/

 

Tier I YRC in Advanced Robotics and Mechatronics

Dr. Dan Zhang

Dr. Dan Zhang is a Tier I York Research Chair in Advanced Robotics and Mechatronics. Dr. Zhang is a Professor and Kaneff Research Chair in the Department of Mechanical Engineering at the Lassonde School of Engineering. Prior to his appointment at York University, Dr. Zhang was the Founding Chair of the Department of Automotive, Mechanical and Manufacturing Engineering with the Faculty of Engineering & Applied Science at University of Ontario Institute of Technology. Dr. Zhang’s research interests include robotics and mechatronics, high performance parallel robotic machine development, micro/nano manipulation, micro-electromechanical systems (MEMS) devices, and rehabilitation and rescue robots.

Learn more here: http://lassonde.yorku.ca/users/danzhang

 

Tier I YRC in Space Technology

Dr. George Zhu

Dr. George Zhu is a Tier I York Research Chair in Space Technology and Departmental Chair in the Department of Mechanical Engineering at the Lassonde School of Engineering. His research interests address a number of topics, including the dynamics and control of tethered spacecraft systems, electrodynamic tether propulsion and space debris removal, space robotics and advanced spacecraft materials.

Learn more here: http://www.yorku.ca/gzhu/

 

Tier II YRC in Stereoscopic Vision and Depth Perception

Dr. Robert Allison

Dr. Robert Allison is a Tier II York Research Chair in Stereoscopic Vision and Depth Perception. Dr. Allison is a Professor in the Department of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science at the Lassonde School of Engineering, and a member of the VISTA program. Dr. Allison is interested in human perceptual responses in virtual environments and the study of stereoscopic visions. He is also interested in the measurement and analysis of eye movements and the applications of eye tracking technology.

Learn more here: http://percept.eecs.yorku.ca/

 

Tier II YRC in Planetary Science

Dr. Mike Daly

Dr. Mike Daly is a Tier II York Research Chair in Planetary Science in recognition of his outstanding contribution to space-flight instrumentation research at York. Dr. Daly is a Professor in the Department of Earth and Space Science and Engineering at the Lassonde School of Engineering. The York Research Chair will enable Dr. Daly’s participation in NASA’s OSIRIS-REx mission to the near-Earth asteroid Bennu and the return of Canada’s first sample of material from another solar system.

Learn more here: http://pil.esse.yorku.ca/